Geoff Smart is a leadership advisor. He is a bestselling author, public speaker, entrepreneur, and private investor. As a public speaker, Geoff has delivered top audience satisfaction ratings at a wide range of corporate and industry events across the globe. Geoff is the co-author, with Randy Street, of the New York Times bestselling book Who: The A Method for Hiring (Ballantine Books/Random House, 2008). Upon release, the book became the #1 ranked bestseller on Amazon.com out of 24 million titles, and hit every major bestseller list in the United States. Geoff also is co-creator of the Topgrading® philosophy of talent management. As an entrepreneur, Geoff serves as Chairman & CEO of ghSMART. ghSMART is a management assessment and leadership advisory firm for CEOs and investors, which Geoff founded in 1995. Highly satisfied clients include the world’s largest private equity investors, Fortune 500 CEOs, and billionaire entrepreneurs. ghSMART’s client impact has been featured in every major business periodical, and in two Harvard Business School Case Studies published on the firm titled “ghSMART & Co.: Pioneering in Professional Services.” The firm was recently featured in the book The Art of Managing Professional Services: Insights from Leaders of the World’s Top Firms.
Who:The A Method for Hiring
Geoff Smart is Chairman & CEO of a management assessment firm for CEOs and investors, which he founded in 1995. Here, Geoff Smart solves every manager’s #1 problem: making hiring mistakes. The stories and advice he presents draw from some of the most extensive research, interviews and experiences ever assembled on the topic of talent management: Why most managers are terrible at hiring. How to generate a source to locate the right candidates. What to look for in choosing the right candidate. How to sell the ideal candidate on accepting the job at your company. The session includes a significant amount of audience interaction including live demonstrations of the interview techniques, audience realtime Q&A, and simple “takeaway tools and templates” to help attendees maximize financial performance and their own career success.
For their instant New York Times best seller Who: The A Method for Hiring, Geoff Smart and Randy Street interviewed more than 20 billionaire entrepreneurs exclusively (a record) to collect their best advice and stories on the topic of hiring and hiring mistakes. The largest statistical study ever done on this topic was conducted with the University of Chicago’s Steve Kaplan, which revealed some startling findings about types of candidates who succeed and fail. Simple, practical solutions are presented. The book has been a New York Times Bestseller, Wall Street Journal Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, and was ranked the #1 bestseller of all books on Amazon. Over 20 CEOs have endorsed it.